PM Imran Khan called a meeting for the upcoming Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman MBS visit security and assigned the affairs to the army.
Federal ministers of finance, information, petroleum, PM’s advisers, government officials and ISPR also attended the meeting regarding MBS visit security.
A 125-member Saudi security team arrived at Islamabad for another high-level meeting which took place in the Saudi embassy. Saudi ambassador and Pakistani officials also attended this meeting in Islamabad.
Pakistani officials declared that the plan for the Royal Crown Prince MBS visit has been decided. The security has been officially handed over to the army while 12,000 military and other law-enforcement personnel would be deployed to protect the other royal guests.
Preparations for Saudi Crown Prince’s Visit:
For the grand welcome to Crown Prince Mohammed is under-way, the royal guests would be welcomed as soon as his plane would enter the Pakistani airspace. In the Pakistani skies, the royal plane will be escorted by the PAF’s JF-17 Thunder jets.
The sources said the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) would monitor the airspace and provide the air defence. In this gigantic task, the army would be assisted by the Pakistan Rangers and the police. For the monitoring of security, a control room had been established at the interior ministry.
Prime Minister Imran Khan would himself receive the Crown Prince at the airport.
It has also been decided that 3,500 pigeons and colourful balloons will be released in the air during the welcome ceremony.
From the airport, the crown prince would travel by road to Prime Minister House in strict security. The security personnel on the route of the royal guests would be issued special passes. “Without a pass, no personnel will be deployed on the route,” said the source.